The Yamaha TW200E models were manufactured between 1987 and 2001 and all sold in Japan, the motorcycle firm said in a statement. Some of this motorcycle could also be exported to countries like Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries.
The recall followed six reports of problems with the joint part due to a lack of tenacity, the statement said. The problem could result in a breakdown of the part and a loss of stability.
One rider in Japan was slightly injured when a Yamaha TW200E motorcycle with the defect scraped a guardrail, a Yamaha spokesman said.